Policy engagement training programme

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are delivering a policy engagement training programme to support and equip UK researchers to translate their research into policy insights and real-world impacts.

The programme is developed and delivered by the Institute for Methods Innovation, Fast Track Impact and Walcott Communications Limited on behalf of ESRC and NERC.

This training programme is designed to support researchers to make a demonstrable difference to evidence-informed public policy with their research. It is aimed at environmental, economic or social science researchers at postdoc level or higher, based at an organisation which is eligible to apply to ESRC or NERC.

Participants will:

  • learn from experts in policy engagement and research impact
  • gain policymaker insights through direct interaction with policymakers
  • have the opportunity to join an alumni network for continued support, collaboration, and professional growth post-training

The programme consists of a self-paced online training course and live virtual training or in-person training sessions at different locations in the UK.

See further details including course dates and application process.

Last updated: 7 February 2024

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